Propagation of partially coherent pulsed beams in the spatiotemporal domain

Li gang Wang, Qiang Lin, Hong Chen, Shi Yao ZHU

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A generalized model to describe the spatiotemporal partially coherent pulsed beams is presented. The corresponding propagation formula is derived by using the partially coherent light theory. Based on this formula, we obtain a nonstationary generalized ABCD law (which illustrates the transformation of optical beams or pulses passing through media) to describe the spatiotemporal behavior of partially coherent Gaussian pulsed beams. The physical meaning of such generalized pulsed beams is discussed. An example to illustrate the application of this law is given.

Original languageEnglish
Article number056613
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2003

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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